I’m very, very happy to announce a new 4sqDay partner: The 2ndBasemen. They are not an underground hip-hop crew, nor do they actually have anything do with baseball. They are, however, amazing. As their mission statement says:
“The mission of The 2nd Basemen, Inc., a registered charity, is to enrich the lives of both women and men diagnosed with breast cancer (and their families). We provide, financial assistance to help cover medical bills, family bills and enrichment.”
Who can argue with that? But as if fighting breast cancer wasn’t enough, they do it in unusual ways: skydiving, running, jumping in the riving, beign on Oprah, mechanical bull riding, and most famously, doing a such things while being men who wear obnoxiously pink bras. It. Is. Awesome. Get a little taste by watching the 2nd Basemen slide show video.
The 2nd Basemen was founded by Dusty Showers, a Tampa renaissance man and outrageously confident bra model. I’ve met with Dusty and he is funny, sharp, and indeed, a foursquare user. If you get the chance, definitely hang with him.
The timing of this announcement is great, because Dusty is about to undertake his most ambitious fund-raising event. He is riding from Tampa, FL to Los Angeles on a bike. And not a Harley, but a real bike. As in, a 10-speed bike. That you pedal.
From their ride webpage:
On July 28, 2012, Dusty Showers plans to hop on his bike in Tampa, Florida, wearing a pink bra of course, and make his way to Los Angeles, where he hopes to meet up with Randall and his honeybadger who have already put ther paws in to support The 2nd Basemen. A trip estimated at 2500 miles over the course of 35 days. He is hoping to bring along a film student as a traveling companion to capture it all on film.
So not only can you follow Dusty on his ride on foursquare, you can actually join me in making his ride a success by becoming a sponsor! Please consider helping in whatever way you can. To find out how to do that go here: http://the2ndbasemen.org/sponsor/
We’ll be reporting Dusty’s ride along the way, so stay tuned! We are proud to support him!
The 2nd basemen want YOU to sponsor Dusty’s ride!